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Bradford, West Yorkshire (GB)
£39,347 - £44,263
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity for a part time, experienced Counsellor/ Psychotherapist to join our multi-disciplinary, BACP accredited, Counselling and Mental Health Service. The Service provides a wide range of excellent and innovative mental health support and psychological interventions for both students and staff at the University of Bradford.  

The purpose of the Service is to facilitate equal opportunities, student engagement and full participation in academic studies and the university experience to enable students to fulfil their potential whilst staying well. 

As part of the team, you would provide individual and group psychological interventions, consultancy and support for staff and the development and delivery of proactive initiatives around mental health and wellbeing. You would work alongside the Service Manager and broader team to embed and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students and other relevant stakeholders.

This is an on-campus role offered within Service opening hours 8.30-4.30 Monday to Wednesday with occasional flexible working hours. 

Essential requirements: 

A degree and professional qualification (to at least Diploma level) in counselling or psychotherapy. 

Current registration and accreditation (or eligible for) with a professional body (eg. BACP, UKCP).  

Evidence of substantial post qualification counselling experience. 

Recent experience of working with a caseload of at least 5 clinical cases per day. 

Demonstrable experience of working with a brief, time limited model. 

A clear understanding of the application of counselling in the HE institution. 

Fostering a diverse work and study environment in which everybody has an opportunity to flourish and contribute is a core commitment at University of Bradford. We welcome and encourage applications from under-represented groups.  

The University offers a competitive salary and generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your professional and personal development. 

Informal enquiries prior to application may be made to Gill Barlow, Counselling and Mental Health Service Manager 

In Return we Offer:

  • 25 days holiday and 13 statutory and customary days (taken at Easter and Christmas).
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Great campus facilities including:
  • Unique fitness centre
  • Eye clinic
  • Physiotherapy & sports rehabilitation,
  • Counselling & mental health services
  • On site nursery
  • Food & drink outlets
  • Generous employer contribution pension schemes - Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Generous benefit schemes, including car leasing, cycle to work, holiday purchase, home & technology scheme and shopping discounts

Find more information about the many other benefits, including salary sacrifice schemes and campus nursery.


The University of Bradford is one of the world’s great technology universities providing high-quality teaching that is underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow’s problems. The University is committed to helping all its students to lead fulfilling lives, become global citizens, and make a difference to the world.

With 50 years of academic excellence behind us as a University, we have continued to grow our international reputation and course provision. We have always been pioneers in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, our students, and of society as a whole.

We continue to feature among the world’s best in many areas. We are in the top 200 of the world’s most international universities, we are in the global top 100 of universities under 50 years old, our executive MBA is again in the world top 100 and we have won a host of further awards and recognition for our staff, disability support and our green campus.

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